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Westborough ‘kicks off’ 300th anniversary year in style

January 10th, 2017

(front, l to r) State representatives Carolyn Dykema, Danielle Gregoire and Hannah Kane, 300th Anniversary Committee co-chairs Reene Hatherley and Deb Schradieck; (back) State Sen. Jamie Eldridge 
Photo/courtesy Jim Hatherley

Westborough – This year, the town of Westborough will celebrate its 300th anniversary. And to commemorate this special milestone, a number of events are planned, such as a parade and gala. But first, residents gathered to attend a “Wine and Cheese Kickoff” at the 1717 Shoppe located in the Westborough Shopping Plaza.

Shrewsbury Library awarded fifth grant for English Conversation Circle program

January 10th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has once again awarded $5,000 to the Shrewsbury Public Library to continue the English Conversation Circle program for adult learners who wish to be proficient in the English language and become productive members of our community. The English Conversation Circle program was launched in 2010 with four weekly […]

Westborough to host history scanning day

January 8th, 2017

Tony Vaver and Maureen Ambrosino (Photo/Jane Keller Gordon)

Westborough – An “Antique Roadshow” of sorts will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westborough Town Hall, 34 West Main St. Area residents are invited to bring up to three items of historical and cultural significance to Westborough — such as memorabilia, photos, old menus, or clothing — to the “Westborough: Your Town – Your History” day. Items will be digitized using high-quality scanners and photography.

Eagle Scout project brings literacy and physical activity together

January 8th, 2017

Zach Youssef and MaryEllen Remillard stand at one of the StoryWalk kiosks at Assabet Park Trail. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – A permanent StoryWalk in Northborough was installed in November at Assabet Park Trail, a partnership between the Northborough’s elementary school librarians and Troop 1 Eagle Scout Zach Youssef.

Westborough’s 300th anniversary kickoff celebration postponed to Jan. 8

January 7th, 2017


Westborough – Due to the snowstorm, the Wine and Cheese Kickoff Celebration for Westborough’s 300th anniversary has been postponed to Sunday, Jan.  8. It will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at The 1717 Shoppe in the Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman St. Highlights of the event will include a ribbon cutting at 4 […]

Shrewsbury mom creates organization to promote worldwide autism acceptance

January 7th, 2017

Jagger holding the first book in the “Jagger’s World of Autism” series.

Shrewsbury – When Shrewsbury mom Stacey Levine Lavely witnessed her son’s touching performance of “Let It Go” in a local talent show in April, she was hit with inspiration.

Jan. 6 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

January 6th, 2017

Region – The Community Advocate is partnering with Charter TV3 in Worcester to produce – “Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9.” Every week, the 90-second spot will feature Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories.  The feature will run Fridays during Charter TV3 Worcester News Tonight […]

Hawks hope strong win will set course for remainder of season

January 6th, 2017

Hudson High varsity ice hockey senior captains (l to r) Drew Jackson, Jarod Leahy, and Adam Devlin
Photo/John Orrell

Hudson/Marlborough — At 0-4-2 entering the holiday break, it was time for a reversal of fortune, a signature contest that would remove the team from early-season life support, and it needed to happen quite rapidly.

Getting back to those glory days of yesteryear has not been easy for the Hudson High boys’ varsity ice hockey team, but if its 9-2 Jan. 2 trouncing of Nashoba Regional at Marlborough’s New England Sports Center is any indication, good things may indeed be on the way for this rejuvenated Hawks squad.

Sculpting studio creates niche in downtown Hudson

January 6th, 2017


Hudson/Shrewsbury – Garrett Prince of Shrewsbury brings a lifetime of experience as an artist to his most recent venture. In August 2016, he and his girlfriend Maureen Conlon of Hudson opened I Sculpt U. He now teaches sculpting in their studio overlooking Wood Square at 14 Main St., Suite 1, in downtown Hudson.

Prince developed an interest in sculpting at age 3 when his parents bought him clay.

Grafton woman uses dance therapy to help children

January 6th, 2017

Brigit Catalanotti, dance movement therapist and dance instructor

Grafton – Brigit Catalanotti has been dancing since the age of 4. As a dance movement therapist, she continues to use her passion for dance to help others.

While attending Assumption College in Worcester, Catalanotti studied human services and social rehabilitation. She knew she would be involved with helping children some day.

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